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The distances traveled, unpacking of tools, and careful unloading of exotic fuel. The remote battery drawn from the toolkit, fully charged and ready to start the engine. The moments that seem like hours staging the car for the run. The tense drama starting an engine powered by an explosive fuel more powerful than dynamite. Carefully adjusting the fuel mixture from low to high to extract maximum power from the engine. The acrid assault of nitromethane fumes mixed with the sweet aroma of Castor bean oil and methanol. The green light. The run on the very edge of control. No – we’re not talking about top fuel drag racing. This is the world of the COX nitromethane-powered model cars. While the Baja Bug and Dune Buggy may be more famous, this COX AMC Matador has the nitro and slot mags. Anyone who ever messed around with these things might remember how much fun they were, despite the lack of remote control or often, any control whatsoever.